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Ethiopia’s political crisis now spilling over into Kenya’s borders

19 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa
In just over a week, nearly 10,000 Ethiopians have sought asylum in Kenya, underscoring the ethnic tensions and internal problems facing the Horn of Africa nation and posing a direct challenge to the ruling coalition.

In this persistent crisis, the woman raises her voice and hand to God for help. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo)

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Kenya media preoccupied with onset in earnest of TPLF regime crisis

15 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Kenya Media started to speak about the crisis in #Ethiopia . More than 50,000 Ethiopians have crossed board and are seeking refuge in Kenya after indiscriminate killings carried out by the Ethiopian military forces in Moyale town.

/Kichuu Info


Former Sec of State Rex Tillerson presser in Addis Abeba:

“Ethiopia’s influence in supporting the security of Somalia and Djibouti are particularly important at this time to keep global commerce routes open. These routes through the Red Sea affect billions of people around the world in terms of their economic stability. And we discussed the United States is eager to help Ethiopia liberalize its economy. We think it’s going to bring great opportunity and attract many business interests as they continue the process of reform and liberalization, strengthen its judicial and commercial institutions, and assist in humanitarian emergencies here and throughout the region, including the almost one million refugees that currently reside in Ethiopia. And we need to reside – recognize Ethiopia’s generosity in hosting those refugees.”

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Kenya Opposition Leader Takes Oath in Mock Inauguration

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by VOA
Kenya’s Interior Ministry has declared the opposition alliance known as the National Resistance Movement a criminal organization after the group’s leader, Raila Odinga, in front of thousands of his supporters, symbolically took the oath of “president” in defiance of last year’s controversial election and of authorities, who said such an act would be considered treason. It’s not clear what comes next for Kenya, given the political situation.
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Ethiopia on the brink. Everyone has failed Somalia— its politicos, Horn nations, AU, UN, the West bear huge responsibilities, TPLF most of all! PART I (1)

27 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The following introductory paragraphs are intended to serve as a curtain raiser for the articles that would follow it in the weeks to come.

    The main conclusion is its open and honest claim that Somalia could have been up and running long ago, if the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the forces it commands within Somalia — including all sorts of shady Somalia militias — have not been allowed to become authors and contributors of Somalia’s continuing tragedy.

    In that, the individual articles provide tissues forming the conclusion’s muscle.

    While engaging Al-Shabaab as everyone’s enemy, probably as a convenient cover for the top military leadership’s goal(s), these bad apples within the TPLF and their allies’ preoccupation has been their own superior position inside Somalia and Ethiopia. This perception assumes TPLF’s continuity in power in Ethiopia, which takes among others pacifying Somalia and keeping it weaker.
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Kenya needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship

20 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jane Nyingi, DW  

“Kenyatta belongs to the Kikuyu ethnic group, which is the largest in Kenya. Odinga’s Luo ethnic group is the fourth-largest in the country. It’s been the norm that every political decision is based on ethnic arithmetic. The fact is that Kenya is divided along ethnic lines, and we have not been able to solve this problem even 50 years after achieving independence from Britain.”

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The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled: Ethiopia’s Refugees Unsafe in Kenya and Elsewhere

22 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch
“Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.

In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But six months later Ethiopian officials kidnapped him in Nairobi and brought him to Ethiopia’s notorious Ziway prison, where he was mistreated and tortured, before being released. He fled to Kenya a second time.
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Long live the Kenya Supreme Court! Election monitors also lost it!

2 Sep

Editor’s Note:

    A strong and democratic Kenya is hopeful sign — as the first of its kind the promissory note — for Africa in general and to Kenya’s northern neighbors, Ethiopians, who for a quarter century have been suffering under the untold TPLF repression and robbery in particular!

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ለኬንያ የተሸጠ ስኳር ጭነው ወደ ናይሮቢ የተላኩ 110 ተሽከርካሪዎች እስከ ዛሬ ሞያሌ ቆመዋል! ከከሸፈው የኬንያ ምርጫ ጋር የተገናኘ ነገር ይኖረው ይሆን?

1 Sep

የአዘጋጁ አስተያየት:

    የስኳር ዕጥረት ሃገራችን ውስጥ እያለ ለምን ይሆን ሕወሃት 110 የጭነት መኪናዎች 4400 ቶን ስኳር ወደኬንያ ያጎረፈው፣ ለዚያውም ሁኔታውን አጣርቶ መላክ ሲገባው አጉል ሆኖ እንደተጫነ ቀርቶባቸዋል። ሕወሃት የከሸፈው የኬንያ ምርጫ ውስጥ እጅ አለው ማለት ነው፡ ዜጎቻችን አስርቦ፡ ለኡሁሩ ኬንያታ ምርጫ ስኳራችንን ያጎረፈው?

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